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Less then 200 bibs available! Online registration closes at 5:00 PM today.
Race day registration opens at 9:00 AM tomorrow
CLICK HERE for important race day information.

Date:New Year's Day! January 1, 2013
Time:11:00 AM 
Registration and number pickup 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM (See MAP)
Place:Lowell Elks Lodge - 40 Old Ferry Road, Lowell, Massachusetts
Distance:5K and 10K Run

Entry-fee before Jan 1: $30 non-refundable.
Race Day Entry: $40 (save $10 by entering early)

Snail Mail Form:

If you prefer to mail us your entry,
CLICK HERE for an entry form.

Start your year off with the race with the best amenities:
  • Our famous wine stopper finisher medals designed by Ashworth Awards (click here to view this year's finisher medal)
  • B-Tag timing by Yankee Timing with start/finish mats and a halfway mat (split) for the 10K
  • Commemorative personalized race bibs with your name printed on them for entries received by Dec 10, 2012 (click to view a sample bib)
  • Baggage claim
  • Tons of free parking
  • Heat Sheets (if temp is below 50 degrees)
  • Goumet meal prepared by head chef Eric Smith of Martha's Exhange
  • Live Band
  • Digital Clocks at each Mile
  • Adult Beverages
  • Half-way mat so 10K get a 5K split
  • Next day emailed personalized results
  • Fun, Fun, Fun
NEW This YearThe first 750 entrants will receive both a 1st Run Knit Hat and a pair of 1st Run Knit Gloves. All others will receive a 1st Run Knit Hat.
1st Run is part of the Will Run for Beer Series:

Check later for details
Read the Reviews:Want to know how the first year's participants rated this event? CLICK HERE for the reviews.
Want to know how the second year participants rate this event? Check out the Facebook page below.
Results, Photos and story:

Click HERE for 2012 results
Click HERE for photos by Ted Tyler
Click HERE for photos by Jim Rhoades

Click HERE for 2011 results
Click HERE for 2011 photos
Click HERE for 2011 pre-race story

Click HERE for 2010 results
Click HERE for 2010 photos
Click HERE for 2010 pre-race story

Course Description:

Course is flat through the Pawtucketville nieghborhood of Lowell, MA. CLICK HEREfor a 5K course map & CLICK HERE for a 10K course map.

Take the tour:

5K Elevation Profile:
10K Elevation Profile:
Age Groups:Top 3 males & females and top three in each division: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards:Awards will be presented to the top male & female runners in each division of the 5K and 10K run.
Contact:Email for additional information

Start your year off with a GREAT run!